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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Kohel Kara, Hatton-Bowers Holly, Williams Natalie A., Dev Dipti A., Behrends Donnia, Hulse Emily, Rida Zainab, Dingman Holly, Dinkel Danae, Gebhart Liz, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Purpose Breastfeeding and responsive feeding are important practices that support the health of infants and women. In the United States, breastfeeding continuation rates remain lower than recommended, and working women face additional challenges…

Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Garver Karin A., Hodges Katherine S., Weisenfeld GG, Gardiner Beth Ann, 2021
Reports & Papers

The 18th edition of The State of Preschool, the National Institute for Early Education Research’s (NIEER) report on our annual survey of state preschool policies, includes information for every state on child enrollment, funding, staffing, and…

Dinkel Danae, Dev Dipti A., Guo Yage, Sedani Ami, Hulse Emily, Rida Zainab, Abel Kayla, October-December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine the physical activity environment in childcare programs across type (childcare centers [CCCs] and family childcare homes [FCCHs]) and geographic location (urban and rural) as assessed by physical activity…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This audit provides a national snapshot of State-level approaches to some of the issues posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in child care settings. Our objective was to identify the approaches that CCDF lead agencies in each State and the…
Keating Kim, Cole Patricia A., Schaffner Mollyrose, 2020
Reports & Papers
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 bridges the gap between science and policy with national and state-by-state data on the well-being of America's babies. The 2020 edition of the Yearbook, along with issue-based briefs, adds to the ability to see…
Keating Kim, Daily Sarah, Cole Patricia A., Murphey David A., Pina Gabriel, Ryberg Renee, Moron Leanna, Laurore Jessie, 2019
Reports & Papers
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 is a first-of-its-kind resource for stakeholders who recognize the critical importance of supporting the healthy development and well-being of America's babies and toddlers. It seeks to bridge the gap between…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Given the importance of the state-federal partnership in ECE, the Bipartisan Policy Center undertook this study to explore whether states, like the federal government, are making progress toward improved integration and governance in ECE programs.…
King Carlise, Perkins Victoria, Nugent Courtney, Jordan Elizabeth, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
The mission of the Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) is to support state policymakers in developing and using coordinated state early care and education (ECE). With these goals in mind, we launched our third national survey to examine the…
Dev Dipti A., Williams Natalie A., Iruka Iheoma U., Garcia Aileen, Guo Yage, Patwardhan Irina, Cummings Katrina P., Rida Zainab, Hulse Emily, Sedani Ami, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To determine if family childcare homes (FCCH) in Nebraska meet best practices for nutrition and screen time, and if focusing on nutrition and screen time policies and practices improves the FCCH environment. Design: A pre-post evaluation…
University of Nebraska. Buffett Early Childhood Institute, 2017
Reports & Papers

The purpose of this report is to present findings from the second year of evaluation activities, those focused on the implementation of the Superintendents' Plan during the 2016-17 school year. Evaluation activities were designed to address two…

Ackerman Debra J., 2016
Reports & Papers
The current early care and education (ECE) policy context is bringing increased attention to the training completed by the child care workforce and to the use of registries to track such training. Although ECE workforce registries are designed to…
Build Initiative, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
A total of 35 states and territories responded to a BUILD survey in Fall 2014 related to the alignment of QRIS and CCR&R services in their state. The survey was primarily responded to by QRIS administrators and staff. (author abstract)
Early Childhood Data Collaborative, February, 2014
Reports & Papers
In July 2013, the ECDC surveyed 50 states and the District of Columbia to assess state early childhood data systems. The survey, completed by state education, health, and social services staff, focused on these three key aspects of state data…
Connors-Tadros Lori, Dunn Lenay, Martella Jana, McCauley Carlas, 2014
Reports & Papers
The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) and the Center on School Turnaround (CST) collaborated to develop case studies of three selected schools receiving SIG funds that have, with the support of their districts, promoted the use of…
National Registry Alliance, March, 2013
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this summary is to provide the most useful and relevant information for States, regions, counties, and Territories as they seek to initiate, enhance, or evaluate their registry systems. As such, this report includes a subset of the…